Sunday, June 29, 2008

Some updates

My knee is feeling better, but the laptop is still busted. I start therapy tomorrow for my knee and I'm thinking that later today I'm going to start getting the website off the 'net and onto the other laptop. You know, since I can't get it directly from the old one. I'll still need somebody to snag the unpublished files off the Dell, but at least it will be a start.

I'm really itching to get these pattern books going and also the new patterns every month idea. In between that, I do still have to finish a wedding present and a baby afghan - although I do have until like November for the latter.

I haven't forget about the website, believe me. There are still several patterns to be uploaded.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Knights who say "knee"

So I went to the orthopedic this morning, and it looks like I'll be spending yet another summer in a neoprene brace. Yay. I'm radiating excitement, can you tell?

Anyway, good news is, he doesn't think at this point that I'll need surgery, bad news is he does think I need physical therapy, and surgery isn't completely ruled out. I have therapy for my knee when I was in college and it went really badly. My knee was actually worse after 6 weeks. Needless to say, it left a bad taste in my mouth and I'm not feeling very optimistic right now.

I didn't get any solid answers, really. My kneecap is dislocated, which I knew, he didn't mention the cyst at all and honestly, I'm afraid this will turn into a very expensive case of "I could've done that myself."

I know a lot of then negativity is based on bad past experience and the fact that I'm overtired and frustrated, but I've already racked up 2 doctor visits, an MRI, a set of Xrays, and a prescription brace. Not to mention the ice packs I had to buy. Or the fact that I'm still in follow-ups from the asthma attack I had last month.

*sigh* Oh, well. One day at a time, right?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Moving the Website.

So, I hate to say it, but it looks like there's a good chance that Age's Crochet Pages will probably be relocating to a new domain sooner than I originally planned. Apparently, (the trouble ticket is still pending, more when i hear back) Lycos thinks that every outgoing email I send is UBE - unsolicited bulk email. Nice, huh? The strngbn account linked at Crochet Pages is still ok, so far as I can tell, but my personal email is a mess.

As a result, I'm seriously thinking about pulling all of my accounts from Lycos. The downside is, since I host the website with Tripod, it's on a Lycos property and will have to be moved.

I refuse to deal with somewhere that is denying me a very basic aspect of the service they're supposed to provide.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

So, um, oops.

I was typing up some pattern-age for you all last night and I ran into a little issue. I was using the old template and NONE of the new patterns have the correct proprietary info at the bottom. DAMMIT!

Ah, well. At least it's an easy fix. It's time I hadn't thought I'd need to spend, but at least I caught it before it's posted.

Due to plans the next few days, it will probably be a bit before I get everything ready to update. I'm the florist for a wedding this weekend, and I've got their unity candles, too, so it would be a really bad idea for me to skip that.

Ah, well. It's getting late and I have to be up at 6am to go in to work early for a special project. It's gonna be a lot of early mornings for the next week or so, but then we should be back to normal. Or as normal as normal gets when you work specialty retail.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Patterns in Progress

Well, I got to spend sometime working tonight and I've gotten 4 of the new patterns typed up so far. All I need to do is pull the photos from my camera and they're ready to post. There's two squares and two coasters.

I've got another pattern or two for the website and a couple that are going to go into a pattern booklet, but I think that the granny square layout is going to have to wait until I can get the bitchy temperamental scanner working again.

In totally separate other news, Alanis Morissette has a new CD coming out called "Flavors of Entanglement" that got a really good review in Rolling Stone and I looked up a couple of tracks online and it's good stuff. I might actually have to buy this one.

Yay! Laptop's back.

You wouldn't know it, because I'm still posting from the desk, but I do have my laptop back now. I'm probably going to have to start transferring files to the Toshiba soon, because the keyboard has issues, but at least I can start getting something done about all these patterns I've been promising.

The next project is to get the scanner working again, that's always touch and go. Plug and Play, my ass. More like Plug and Pray. Cause sometimes it works. And usually it doesn't. At least not the first try. But I've gotten it working before, and have no intention of unplugging it once it's set up this time.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Some things to note.

Apparently Twitter is busted. They're working on fixing it, something about systems not being redundant enough to handle massive peaks in usage, but it's hard to get info since it's on, which won't load most of the time. From what I got, they're trying to be as streamlined as possible, both in software and hardware, and usage is increasing much faster than they can increase system capacity. So, don't be surprised if my Twitter badges don't work.

**edit** Apparently, Twitter is up and running again. It wasn't working when I started this post, but after I finished I checked again and it is indeed there. **edit**

Also, Dan and Robyn loved the flowers, I have one more corsage to make and a couple of minor tweaks to Robyn's bouquet. Otherwise, everything there is set.

As far as Crochet Pages goes, updates are still on hold, pending news from the tech about the laptop. Hopefully, I'll have an answer today. I will have a Granny Square layout to add when I get the laptop back, in addition to a couple of small patterns, coasters and such.

Back to a more or less normal work schedule this week, excepting a meeting on Wednesday that I'll probably have to read the materials for at home tomorrow night, because Kelly hadn't read them yet as of Friday. I'm hoping that I can read them tonight, at work. I don't have much time to get the wedding flowers finished up and I really don't want to lose what I have to work stuff that I'm not getting paid for.

Thursday's a little flaky, too, because I have a follow-up with the allergist at 10:30 in the morning and then I'm working my 8 hours after that. (Probably 12-8, yuck)